House with a Clock in Its Wall

House with a Clock in Its Wall

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A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! "The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 179 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 22.68g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0142402575
  • 9780142402573
  • 36,192

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Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create? (School Library Journal, starred review) ThereAEs suspense and action aplenty. . . . Perfect for the pre-Stephen King set. (Booklist) Brace yourself for a wild ride. (Kirkus Reviews)
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About John Bellairs

John Bellairs (1938-1991) was the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of many Gothic novels for middle-graders, including the novels starring Johnny Dixon and Lewis Barnavelt.
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5,957 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (2,103)
3 21% (1,243)
2 4% (258)
1 2% (90)
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